publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

Intraslope Basin, Seismic Facies and Sedimentary Processes in the Kaoping Slope, Offshore Southwestern Taiwan

Ho-Shing Yu; Zehn-Yin Huang;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Chinese Geoscience Union
Abstract
Occurrence of intraslope basins and distinct seismic faices assemblages of the basin fills in the Kaoping Slope, offshore SW Taiwan, reflect interactions between regional convergent tectonics, local mud diapirism and sedimentary processes of fill-and-spill during slope development. Located west of the Kaoping Submarine Canyon, three major intraslope basins separated by diapiric mud ridges mainly trending NNE-SSW are determined. They are elongated depressions with a length ranging from 10 to 40 km and a width of about 12 km, similar to intraslope basins east of the Kaoping Canyon. Basin fills are characterized by a distinct upward change in seismic facies beginni...
Subjects
free text keywords: Facies, Canyon, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Subsidence, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Diapir, Seismology, Tectonics, Geology, Submarine canyon, Structural basin, Sedimentary rock, Intraslope basin, Seismic facies, Sedimentation, Offshore, Taiwan, Geography (General), G1-922, QE1-996.5
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